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Updated 16 February 2018
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Canon EMEA President & CEO Rokus van Iperen
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  • Senior management have very little leadership skills / vision (in 14 reviews)

  • Career progression only for selected few (men) - no talent management programme can fix that (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Localisation Engineer in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Localisation Engineer in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good brand
    2. Very international, multi-cultural
    3. Great colleagues
    4. Low pressure environment

    Cons

    1. Terrible HR
    2. Limited internal opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for people to move internally


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Core Values"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing brand, brilliant company to work for overall and driving culture for change and impacting the world through imaging and solutions for digitization.

    Cons

    Too much leniency for certain senior managers (especially in emerging markets) to disregard core company values in terms of human capital, respect and recognition, making very valuable people who believe in Canon, leave and get disillusioned based on petty personal differences.

    Advice to Management

    Give credence to Kyosei internally at Senior Management level, especially in Emerging Markets, where too many senior individuals are undermining company culture, human capital and collaboration by driving imperial views of power and building Kingdoms that affect loyal and highly valuable Canon employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Canon review"

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    Former Employee - Web Experience Specialist
    Former Employee - Web Experience Specialist
    Recommends

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for development and learning new skills.

    Cons

    No entertainment for employees; the office is a very old cold building.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "The brand draws talent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, England (UK)

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They are well-known and look good on a CV

    Cons

    They are trying but failing to move away from silo working. The company cultivates a culture of 'cliques' - it is difficult to be heard or valued


  6. Helpful (2)

    "KYOSEI is definitely not followed. Japanese will always be on the highest positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Brand Name and Headquarters
    -Very limited events
    -Proud because of the brand

    Cons

    -Management is extremely bad with NO balance between personal and working life. You are expected to work longer hours and if you do not they will ask you to do so in their own way.
    -Extremely limited development chances with no promotions at all !
    -HR is extremely bad with recruitment sometimes taking 3-4 months
    - Only Japanese people could get higher positions with sexism happening between males and women

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your employees. It is not all about the profit. IF YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY, THIS IS EXACTLY HOW YOU GET THE PROFIT, BECAUSE THEY ARE MOTIVATED.

    Canon EMEA Response

    2 Feb 2018 – Canon EMEA

    We do see and can give plenty of examples to suggest that your experience is not that of every employee. To call this out on a couple of points specifically: We take every effort to promote and... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "A business that doesn't value people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a globally recognised brand that produces generally good products. Stockley Park is a really nice location, there's lots of outdoor space.

    Cons

    People are not a valued asset here. It's a very male dominated environment and there is a huge blame culture. Bullying goes unchecked and opportunities for development are poor.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to the consistent feedback you're getting instead of trying to cover it up.

    Canon EMEA Response

    20 Feb 2018 – Canon EMEA

    Canon takes great pride in, and hugely promotes the practice of its corporate philosophy, Kyosei – working and living together for the common good, showing respect for each other – in the day-to-day... More


  8. Helpful (3)

    "finance"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    can't think of any. maybe the fact that the brand is instantly recognisable

    Cons

    long hours, working weekends with zero overtime and vey little recognition
    salary 20%-25% below london rates and even compared to some SME's


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great colleagues, bad HR"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Uxbridge, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. It's a good brand
    2. Nice colleagues to work with
    3. You will have the resources to do your best work - if you are proactive

    Cons

    1. Terrible HR - anything to do with them take ages
    2. Working conditions differs a lot between departments
    3. Progression within the company is very difficult

    Advice to Management

    Provide some training and development budget and make its possible to promote from within through training, secondment etc.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Have never felt so demoralised and undervalued in all my working life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Canon EMEA full-time

    Pros

    The people who work for the company are generally decent and hardworking and trying their best for this good honest brand.

    Cons

    Complete lack of leadership.
    Paying lip service to the general workforce. In the end you are a simply a cost on a spreadsheet, unempowered and untrusted.
    Zero work life balance. There is absolutely no appreciation for increasingly excessive workloads (people are regularly working late into the evening or weekends and it becomes expected do do so). Every year there is either less people, more work, or both.
    No clarity of roles or responsibilities leads to confusion, lack of ownership and accountability.
    A lot of politics, infighting and bullying happens openly. Aggressive communication is not uncommon.
    Pressure is simply passed onto the employee to deal with from management who are desperately looking for a magic wand to address blatant lack of strategy or direction to steer the ship.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on making yourself or your CV look good. Start leading and caring about your people, before you work them into an early grave,


  11. Helpful (3)

    "‘Failing to meet the challenge of change’"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Canon EMEA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The brand name. But certainly nothing more than that. As time goes by working for them, only then you will realise that.

    Cons

    The management only look after their own. Far too many of them are bullies. They should be ashamed of themselves how they treat good & capable staff. HR have no idea & only look to defend these bullying tactic’s. For heavens sake this is the year 2018 we are now in.
    Now at a stage where even directors & managers feel they need to post bad reviews about working (or have worked) .The majority of them don’t have good things to say.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourselves why so many good people have left over recent years. Stop the crazy restructuring that only makes the staff feel bitter towards you & does nothing to improve already rock bottom moral. If nothing or little changes your employer credibility will worsen even more. Let’s face it as it makes for pretty bad reading here on glassdoor right now.


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